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Talking about a Spanish Circus

8 of 12 in Series: The Essentials of Going Out on the Town in Spanish-Speaking Countries

A traveling show or circus passing through a Spanish town is a special event. If you’re going to the circus, consider the following dialog to get some tips on having a Spanish conversation about the event.

Imagine yourself in town with Catalina and Silverio just when a circus is playing:

Catalina:

¡Me dijeron que el circo es muy divertido!
meh dee-Heh-rohn keh ehl seer-koh ehs mooy dee-bvehr-tee-doh
They tell me the circus is really fun!

Silverio:

¡Algo completamente nuevo!
ahl-goh kohm-pleh-tah-mehn-teh nooeh-bvoh
Something completely new!

Catalina:

¿Qué tiene de nuevo?
keh teeeh-neh deh nooeh-bvoh
What’s new about it?

Silverio:

Es un circo con pura gente, no hay animales.
ehs oon seer-koh kohn poo-rah Hehn-teh noh ahy ah-nee-mah-lehs
It’s a circus with just people, no animals.

Catalina:

¿Qué trae de especial?
keh trah-eh deh ehs-peh-seeahl
What special things does it bring?

Silverio:

Trae los mejores magos y payasos.
trah-eh lohs meh-Hoh-rehs mah-gohs ee pah-yah-sohs
It brings the best magicians and clowns.
[Credit: Purestock]
Credit: Purestock

Catalina:

¿Qué hacen los payasos?
keh ah-sehn lohs pah-yah-sohs
What do the clowns do?

Silverio:

Se especializan en bromas sobre políticos.
seh ehs-peh-seeah-lee-sahn ehn broh-mahs soh-bvreh poh-lee-tee-kohs
They specialize in making fun of politicians.

Catalina:

¿Y hay acróbatas?
ee ahy ah-kroh-bvah-tahs
And are there acrobats?

Silverio:

¡Unos campeones! ¡Vamos!
oo-nohs kahm-peh-oh-nehs bvah-mohs
Real champions! Let’s go!
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